- New Zealand Legends to play for the first time in Road Safety World Series
- Eight teams will play in the second season
- Sachin Tendulkar gets the command of India Legends
Road Safety World Series: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is ready to return to the cricket field once again. The 49-year-old star batsman has been named the captain of India Legends for the second season of the Road Safety World Series. This information was given by the organizers on Thursday.
Significantly, India Legends are the current champions of this tournament and they will go to defend their title this time. The tournament will be held in different cities for 22 days from 10 September. The first match of the tournament will be played in Kanpur while both the semi-final and final will be played in Raipur. According to the release issued here, the other two venues where the matches will be played are Indore and Dehradun.
This time the team of New Zealand Legends will also participate in the tournament. Apart from India and New Zealand, teams from Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh and England will also participate in this tournament, with the main objective of creating awareness about road safety in the country and around the world.
The series is supported by the Ministry of Transport and Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Youth Welfare and Sports, Government of India. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, “I am confident that the Road Safety World Series will play a vital role in social change and will serve as an ideal platform to change the attitude of people towards road and road safety.”
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “The Road Safety World Series is a very good initiative to create awareness about road safety through cricket. We want every person of which country to be aware and follow all the rules and guidelines related to the road. For this we have to create awareness among the people and I am sure this series will play an important role in this.”
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